Nonlinear Acoustics and Acoustic Chaos

  • Werner Lauterborn
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 586)


The very basic standard elements of nonlinear acoustics are presented: The origin of nonlinearity, equations of state, simple nonlinear waves and shock wave formation. Sonoluminescence is chosen as a modern example of nonlinear acoustics. Some notations from nonlinear dynamics are introduced needed for understanding chaotic dynamics and acoustic chaotic systems.


Shock Wave Lyapunov Exponent Chaotic Dynamic Sound Wave Nonlinear Acoustics 
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  • Werner Lauterborn
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  1. 1.Georg-August-Universität GöttingenDrittes Physikalisches InstitutGöttingenDeutschland

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